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Decorex International 2016

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The British Institute of Interior
Design (BIID) is once again partnering with luxury interiors trade show Decorex International from 18-21
September. Now in its 39th year, Decorex has become a key feature of the London
Design Festival and is a must-visit for design professionals and those
passionate about luxury design. The four-day event
is returning to historic Syon Park, with 400 exhibitors launching new

The theme of this year’s show is ‘The Roots of Design’ which will
explore the roots of design; considering the origins of design, the processes
involved and examining the influences that have challenged its DNA. The BIID will
be hosting a series of engaging talks at Decorex 2016 which will explore this

BIID at the
Decorex Seminar Theatre

On Monday 19th September at 2pm,
BIID member Tim Gosling will be discussing “How to design and create the heritage
of bespoke furniture using rare materials and the latest technology.’’ In this
talk, Tim will be demonstrating the innovative and unusual way he uses a
variety of materials in his designs.

BIID President Susie Rumbold will be chairing an engaging and
informative panel discussion at the Decorex seminar theatre on Tuesday 20th September at 11am. Panellists
include interior designer Staffan Tollgard, bespoke furniture designer Neil
Stevenson & textile designer Margo Selby. They will be discussing “The
Design Journey: How tradition, custom and culture influences the evolution of
luxury design”, sharing their own creative influences and experiences of the
design journey.

BIID Mentoring

On Tuesday 20th September at 4.30pm in the Decorex Restaurant,
the BIID will be chairing a series of BIID mentoring sessions, hosted by
experienced BIID members and designed to support new and emerging designers
making their way in the interior design profession. These informal round-table
Q&A sessions will be focussing on specific interior design sectors,

•         Residential – BIID
President and founder of Tessuto Interiors, Susie Rumbold to

•         Commercial – May Fawzy
of MF Design Studio to chair

•         Hospitality – Harriet
Forde of HF
to chair

•         Retail – Yentl Flo of Househam Henderson to chair

To book a place at one of these sessions, please email with the subject line BIID MENTORING SESSION along with your name and
company and they will get back to you with confirmation of your place.

BIID President Susie Rumbold comments; “The BIID
is delighted to once again be partnering with this exciting and inspirational
event, which provides the interior design industry with a wonderfully curated
and diverse collection of luxurious products from across the world. From
showcasing innovative work by carefully selected independent craftspeople, to
seeing new season collections from established luxury brands, Decorex is always
one of my go-to destinations during London Design Festival.”

du Bois, Brand Director of Decorex comments; “We’re really looking forward to
working closely with the BIID again this year, especially with the additional
element of mentoring sessions which we believe will be a great initiative for
the next generation of designers.  The BIID was an instrumental partner
with Decorex when we launched and have continued to be over the last 39
editions. This year, with many of the BIID members involved in the show,
they continue to be as influential in our community as ever." 

BIID Members are entitled to a complimentary ticket. To claim your ticket, please click here.

runs from 18-21 September for trade visitors, and is open to the public on
Tuesday 20 September. Registration for tickets is now open at

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